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Visiting Waitomo Caves Hamilton

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Located in the south of Hamilton, the mystical world of the Waitomo Caves awaits your presence with magical tours and fascinating exhibits. Situated below the ground level, and famous for its glowworms, stalagmite, and stalactite displays, the Waitomo Caves make one of the most visited attractions of the city of Hamilton. Embrace the beauty of nature with a hint of magic, adventure, curiosity, and exploration and encounter wonder beyond imagination at the Waitomo Caves along with your family and freinds for one of the best experiences of your life.

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Waitomo Caves

Waitomo Caves

The Cave Tours of the Waitomo Caves

The Cave Tours of the Waitomo Caves

The Cave Tours of the Waitomo Caves include the touring of the Waitomo Glowworm Cave, Ruakuri Cave, Aranui Cave, Mangawhitikau Glowworm Cave, Spirit Cave, etc. The cave tours have been designed for all the ages to keep it safe. You can spot stalagmites and stalactites, glowworms decked on the ceilings, magnificent crystal shawls, breathtaking and a wide variety of cave formations, the subfossil remains of moa, fossils, cave weta, delicate straws, amazing speleothems, a spectacular array of crystal formations, and much more. The tours last for about 30 minutes and the entrances for all the caves are available separately also if you wish to tour only a single cave. You will be given a helmet with a light to wear throughout your journey. You can also walk or take a boat ride for the tour execution.

The Cave Exhibits and Collections of the Waitomo Caves

The Cave Exhibits and Collections of the Waitomo Caves

The Cave Exhibits and Collections of the Waitomo Caves include a wide range of items of extreme interest and curiosity which will keep you engrossed throughout the trip. People with all types of interests will have something to entertain themselves in the unique collection of the exhibits of the Waitomo Caves which display an arena of the biological, geological, and cultural history of the Waitomo Caves. The photography collection of the Waitomo Caves consists of images which belong to the early days of tourism, the postcard collection is a large proportion of popular souvenirs of an era when very few people had cameras, the science and biology exhibits include fossils and remains of a number of birds of the Waitomo Caves along with skeletons of birds and insects, in showcased displays, and many more. The sksletons and the fossils make one of the best section of exhibits in the Waitomo Caves.

The Cafes and Restaurants at the Waitomo Caves

The Cafes and Restaurants at the Waitomo Caves

The Cafes and Restaurants at the Waitomo Caves make quite a delight for the people visiting. After a long day of the tour, the visitors can have a wide range of food items, snacks, desserts, and beverages of their favorite kind to hog upon and fill up their stomach. Some of the major restaurants and cafes in the Waitomo Caves include Caves Motor Inn Restaurant, Tomo Bar & Eatery, Cafe Kai & Bar, Huhu Bar, Huhu Café, Long Black Café, Morepork Café, Roselands Restaurant, Waitomo Adventures Café, and Waitomo Glowworm Cave Restaurant.

Waitomo Caves Hamilton Tips and Tricks

How to Get Tickets?

Book the tickets for Waitomo Caves through this website and get fantastic offers and the best new deals. Pre-book to avoid disappointment.

How To Get Around?

The caves can be accessed through boat rides or on foot during cave tours. Wheelchair accessibility is also permitted.

What Should I Wear?

Wear a pair of shorts along with sleeveless tops or t-shirts. Wear sneakers or sports shoes along. Tie your hair well.

Waitomo Caves Hamilton Facts

Best Time to Visit

The caves are open on all days from 9.30 am to 5 pm.


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Will I Need a Guide?

No. This website provides enough information that you will require for this tour. It is the best guide.

How To Get There?

Hamilton offers multiple modes for getting into it. Hamilton Airport is the main gateway with several of domestic airlines. Fly with any of the flights which suit best to you. The city is famous for its high-speed trains connecting the majority southern hemisphere cities. Tranz Scenic welcomes various rails from its neighboring countries. You can also grab the bus for the economic trip. However, the best way to get around the city is by taxis and cabs. Prefer to hire a taxi or self-driven vehicles for leisure tour. Avoid using the car in tourist hot spots, especially on weekends. Hamilton provides rental bikes in expansive bike lanes across the city. Moreover, it is easy to explore the nearby attraction on foot.

Additional Info

Do not touch the glowworms. Try and stay with the group during the cave tours. Photography is not allowed in some of the areas. Make sure you follow the instructions. Do not carry smart phones or any other expensive gadgets along with you inside the caves as they may get wet. Wheelchairs are also allowed for accessibility.

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